Military: Austria

Military branches:

Land Forces (KdoLdSK), Air Forces (KdoLuSK)

Military service age and obligation:

registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory service; males under the age of 35 must complete basic military training (6 month duration); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,941,110

females age 16-49: 1,910,434 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,579,862

females age 16-49: 1,554,130 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 48,108

female: 45,752 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world:  151   

Transnational Issues: Austria

Disputes - international:


Refugees and internally displaced persons:

refugees (country of origin): 19,517 (Russia); 10,158 (Afghanistan) (2012)

Illicit drugs:

transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and South American cocaine destined for Western Europe; increasing consumption of European-produced synthetic drugs